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The Yellow Ribbon Project

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00am to November 2, 2019 @ 4:00pm

Loch Haven Park

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Join local artist Macramé Momma for a community-led installation presented by the Orlando Museum of Art in Loch Haven Park. Referencing the Tony Orlando and Dawn song, “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” The Yellow Ribbon Project is a community art movement that involves fiber bombing trees with macraméd yellow cord. Installing these yellow ribbons raises awareness for veterans and sparks a conversation about the resources that are (and aren’t) available.

During this installation event, visitors will be taught how to create the macramé knot and will work together to help install the ribbons on trees throughout the park. Vendors and veterans’ resource organizations will also be tabling and sharing information about their organizations. Visitors are encouraged to bring a canned food item to the event, collected cans will be donated to the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, which has a specific initiative to support homeless veterans.

The first 50 volunteers will receive lunch generously provided by BJ’s Restaurants

This installation event is free and open to visitors of all ages. No pre-registration is required, you are invited to drop-in at any time throughout the event and stay for any duration of time. For more information, please email dmatteson@omart.org.

The Yellow Ribbon Project will be on view November 2 – December 1, 2019, throughout Military Appreciation Month. No museum admission is necessary to view the installation. Additional information about the project will be available at the Museum’s front desk.

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Vendors interested in tabling the event should email dmatteson@omart.org.

The materials for this project are sponsored by Swan City. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information please email msalazar@omart.org.

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The Orlando Museum of Art is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, where all military veterans and active duty military and up to 5 members of their family receive free admission to the museum through support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Victoria Walsh (Macramé Momma), has been tying together the Central Florida community with collaborative and purposeful, MacraMADE fiber art. The Yellow Ribbon Project is a synergistic fiber bomb that sparks veteran awareness and echos centuries of yellow cord and ribbon traditions symbolizing the welcoming home of changed, but beloved soldiers. Victoria has active and retired relatives serving with all branches of the military and holds a special fondness within her narrative for their service and sacrifice.

The Orlando Museum of Art is proud to be a Blue Star Museum, where all military veterans and active duty military and up to 5 members of their family receive free admission to the museum through support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.